World Health Organisation COVID-19 Training

Infection Prevention and Control for Healthcare Workers 12-16 April 2021

The Basic IPC for Healthcare Workers is an introductory course specifically designed for healthcare personnel requiring basic IPC knowledge with an emphasis on hand hygiene, standard precautions, and procedure-based transmission precautions in newly developing health systems. It is not designed to be totally comprehensive or extensive, but to introduce basic concepts of IPC to the learners. The aim of this short course is to familiarize healthcare personnel with evidence-based IPC practices to improve quality of care. The course is based on structured curricula and evidence and provides a basis for developing health policies for safe clinical practice for both patients and staff. The examination at the end of the course will be to assess competency. Click here to view the flyer.

World Health Organisation COVID-19 Training

We are pleased to announce three new courses which have recently become available on OpenWHO:

  • Standard precautions: Waste management: In this course, you will learn about the different categories of waste and the process for waste management. Health care waste includes all waste generated by health, research and laboratory facilities in the course of providing health care services. Health care waste in a facility should be managed from the point of generation to final disposal and removal.
  • Tobacco product regulation: Basic handbook: Although tobacco use is a major public health problem, tobacco products are one of the few openly available consumer products that are virtually unregulated in many countries for contents, emissions and design features. In this three-part series, you will first review the basics of tobacco product regulation and international guidance (Sections 1-2), steps to assessing regulatory needs and capacity and regulatory considerations (Sections 3-4), and finally, implementation and potential challenges, novel, new and modified tobacco or related products, and testing and disclosure (Sections 5-7).
  • Tobacco product regulation: Building laboratory testing capacity: In recent years, health authorities have become increasingly interested in the potential of tobacco product regulation to reduce the morbidity and mortality associated with tobacco use. This course provides practical, stepwise approaches to implementing tobacco testing to improve tobacco product regulation. Such guidance is relevant to a wide range of countries in various settings, even those with inadequate resources to establish a testing facility.

COVID-19 resources now available in 25 languages!

OpenWHO now has a total of 72 resources for COVID-19 spread across 25 languages, the newest being Amharic, Hausa, Odia and Swahili. Since last Thursday the 7th, 9 new language versions have been added:

Complete list of COVID-19 learning resources

In summary, OpenWHO currently offers courses covering the following topics and languages to support the response to COVID-19:

We are pleased to announce our education and training programme for 2019 below, please click on each course name to find out more information. Please note to find out more about the Fundamentals of Infection Prevention and Control modular course please contact To apply click here

British Society for Antimicrobial Chemotherapy

Please find below links to he BSAC virtual learning platform and MOOC courses.

Virtual Learning

BSAC Massive Open Online Courses 

IPC Accreditation Board for Africa (IABA)

Please see below IABA accreditation standards

IABA CPD Accreditation Standards
IABA Continuous Professional Development Activity
Accreditation Form (For providers)

Annex I CPD Activity Template 
Annexes II and III
Annex IV Feedback

Webber Teleclass – Portuguese 

Please see below links to Webber Teleclasses

WHO IPC Core Components and WHO Guidelines

Resource links

Please find additional links to external education and training resources.